Pain-Free Laser Dentistry
Many people have such a pronounced anxiety about going to the dentist that they don’t obtain necessary dental work – treatments that can prevent serious damage to their teeth and gums. Some of these anxieties are often rooted in the uncomfortable sounds of drills and the potential pain of injections. With laser dentistry technologies such as Waterlase® MD, our dentist, Dr. Mark Sweeney, and our experienced team can perform a number of treatments that are virtually pain-free.
The Benefits of Laser Treatment
The Waterlase® MD laser makes it possible to remove tooth decay, perform dental fillings, and even eliminate diseased bone and gum tissue without using a drill. In fact, for patients who need a small filling, you likely will not even need an injection of local anesthetic for the procedure. Laser energy, coupled by a steady stream of water, takes away the problem areas along the tooth precisely and painlessly. The laser also sterilizes the treatment areas and helps to minimize bleeding and tissue damage. You will most likely not need any stitches after laser procedures, and recovery is typically much faster. The laser is also much quieter than a dental drill, and vibration during treatment is completely eliminated.
Although the Waterlase® MD laser can be useful in many procedures, it may not be an option for some. However, this technology becomes more and more advanced, and can often be used in procedures such as:
- Small, tooth-colored fillings
- Cosmetic gum reshaping
- Canker sore reduction
- Remove excess tissue growths and extreme muscle attachments
- Sterilize the periodontal pockets and aid in treating gum disease
With pain-free laser dentistry, you may never need to fear a trip to the dentist’s office again.
Contact Austin Dental Spa
For more information on our no-shot fillings and pain-free laser dentistry procedures, or to schedule an appointment at Austin Dental Spa, please contact us today.